Ok, I admit I don’t know many people who have landline phones from the traditional phone company anymore. Most people now a days have a VOIP phone that is part of the cable, phone, and Internet plans offered as a bundle from a lot of vendors (Brighthouse, Comcast, Verizon, etc). The idea is to phase out landlines.
Well, AT&T wants this sooner rather than later, with them responding to an FCC request for comment: a 32 page response to be exact. The FCC wanted AT&T’s opinion on the who, what , when , where, why and how to phase out landlines completely.
From the Engadget article:
AT&T has provided the FCC with a whole host of statistics that paint a bleak picture for landlines, including the fact that less than 20% of Americans rely exclusively on switched-access lines for voice service (though plenty more still use them as their primary voice service), that at least 18 million homes now use a VoIP service, and that those two numbers are fast growing in opposite directions.
But what do you think? Its it time for landline phones to disappear the way of rotary dial telephones and VCRs?